Today we heard the heartbreaking news of the closure of Evolution Studios, and after releasing statements commenting on the situation, Game Director Paul Rustchynsky and Community Manager Jamie Brayshaw followed up thanking the fans for the overwhelming messages of support they received.
Today I have been overwhelmed by your comments & support, it means everything to me & team. And don’t worry, the future is looking bright…
— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) March 22, 2016
Thanks for all the awesome messages, videos & pics today! Huge inspiration & boost for us while we think about the road ahead. 😊✌️
— Jamie Brayshaw (@PhenomEvolution) March 22, 2016
It’s definitely good to see them talk about a bright future, and to hear talks of a “road ahead.” Hopefully we’ll hear something about their plans in the near future.
The studio’s many fans did indeed shower Rustchynsky and Brayshaw with support and even simple messages of thanks for the hard work they have done. Below you can check out a few examples among the many (Videos are courtesy of YouTube users Ziarekenya Smith and Andrey7465).
— Æ (@AdonnyAE) March 23, 2016
— Maurice Nieske (@E_GTAce) March 22, 2016
— Roberto Jam (@pesantezza) March 22, 2016
— Björn (@Mysticwolf1981) March 22, 2016
— Daniel Allen (@MrDanAllen) March 22, 2016
— Bullet Train HD (@BulletTrain0025) March 22, 2016
— SevenK (@7KGaming) March 22, 2016
— Ali Al-shehri (@Abo3L0) March 22, 2016
— Sebastian Zeitz (@Buzz17091991) March 22, 2016
— tiff92 (@AlexTiff) March 22, 2016
— josemir (@GamerJosemir) March 22, 2016
— Darren Stewart (@DarrenStewart94) March 22, 2016
— Fernando Moutinho (@FernandoM76) March 22, 2016
— ilrg2000 (@ilrg2000) March 22, 2016
Personally, I’d like to join everyone else in thanking the good folks at Evolution Studios for their hard work. Driveclub provided me with years of fun, and it’s definitely a game I won’t forget any time soon.